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know what they knew and what we know at this moment. in 2007, in the senate, you know, barack obama is a good 30 points behind hillary clinton. it's an interesting guy, a great speaker. people nearly two dozen for address and phone of the democratic convention, but this is catchy. it isn't working very well. if economic reefing on the first of august, were a team of homophone house but not be the innermost circle. austin goolsby, alan krueger off to the side, others gather and say look, this economy, well, it's not all it's cracked up to be. and families come, these advisers lay out the evidence that after 30 years of flatlining, or declining income for many groups, you know, we are living on borrowed time. the response was to load up on that, not the debt, more than 100% of gdp. rollover, more than we've ever had 30 arcana such now. now wall street created a terrific model for this. this great debt trading machine is so profitable. by 2007 financial services account for 41% in the united states. unheard of. and that in the old that emile debt-to-equity kind of balances outnumbering
knew at this moment, and in 2007, in the summer, you know, barack obama is a good 30 points behind hillary clinton, an interesting guy, great speaker, the 2004 address in front of the democratic convention, but this is not working well, and he has an economic briefing on the first of august where a team, many of whom followed him to the white house, but not be the innermost circle, a little off to the side, others, gather saying, look, you know, this economy is not all it's cracked up to be. in some ways these advisers lay out the evidence after 30 years of flat lining income or declining income for many groups, we are living on borrowed time. the response was to load up on debt, lots of debt, more than 100% of gdp, well over, more than we've ever had burdening us up until now. wall street created a terrific model for this, this great debt trading machine that was so profitable. in 2007, corporate is accounting for 27% of period of profit, unheard of. debt outnumbers equity in terms of four to one. really, the model, i'll just say is briefly, but the model now everybody understands
obama senior. here's sally jay -- >> i want to start by congratulating oscar of nine her book which she will be talkingth about today and i like to start by asking you what led you to this project? >> i am a reporter with "the boston globe" and i do a political profile and at the time campaigning was beginning to mob were of looking at the cast of characters there is not much known about mr. obama's senior.ed s his mom had dividend is he states but obama's sea near was a mystery is the debt tot he was it important character if barack obama won the nomination race should know something about his father. >>host: the subtitle of the book the bold and reckless life of the president's father is very telling and you can see he is quite bold and reckless. talk about his life and what characterize this his 46 sd years on the planet. >> obama's was certainly bold and reckless to run through the entire narrative but he was a very bold person from the beginning he was very smart which was his passport that emboldened him as a person to speak up all the time in the culture if you were lucky enough
obama to learn from a leader who did, the most inspiring democrat of our time. does jack kennedy have stuff to teach barack obama? the brothers and sisters, kennedy had the irish mafia. obama has tried to do it alone. has he have time to build a team. political confederates who can fight for him. can he pull a solo act and start to lead? finally, bad news bears. where do they find this crew? perry is falling, bachmann is falling. something is raising cain but nobody knows what. with time flying, the vast american middle is fleeing. with their chances good, why are the republicans so bad? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today. the "washington post" bob woodward, nbc's andrea mitchell, the bbc's katty kay and the "new york magazine's" john heilemann. first up, since the 1957 shock of sputnik, there have been few times as unsettling as today. can we shake off this sense of decline in the country? where is the leadership that will say yes, america is still the hope of the world? comparisons are made to the early 1960's now, the time 50 years ago when jack kennedy conn
jacobs onat the other barack. sally president obama. other and just asking what led you to this project. project? >> i am a reporter with the i'ma boston globe, and i do a political profile. that's kind of thing that i do.e at the time of the election campaign was beginning.as do licking at the cast of and characters. mh there was not much known about a obama senior.re this seems to be more known. sunited she lived in the united states s and profile. was but kind of a mystery.re was a little bit of it on not this portrait of him, but it seemedtt to be a very important charactea . if barack obama won thenominati nomination we should know k something about hisnow father.eo a story that was waiting to be told. t >> the subtitle of this book,bte old and reckless life, presidenf obama's father, verye telling. s if you read the book to see if he is quite bold and reckless. talk a little bit about his lift and what characterizes his 46 years on this planet.certainly >> obama certainly was bold and reckless to describe and run bok through the entire narrative off the book. in terms of his chara
. [cheers] >> did president obama steal that line from dennis miller? we'll play you the evidence. you can decide. >> it should be like survivor. >> would you please wait? are you just going to keep talking? or are you going to let me finish with what i have to say? >> bill: body language analyzes the body language between mitt romney and governor perry. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. more violence from the occupiers. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. last night in oakland, california, some occupy wall street protesters try defy police orders marchionne city hall. [explosions] >> bill: at least five protesters were arrested. several injured. along with two injuries were ho were also hurt. 1,000 demonstrators took part in the clash last night. and in addition more anti-semitism is surfacing among the occupiers. >> i will say that to jews control wall street, google jewish billionaires. google, jews, and the federal re
's their leading prospect to beat obama. is romney like denny's, you don't plan to go there, you just end up there. no religious text, that's what the constitution says, but what about the voters? ask for one word to describe romney, people say mormon. next year, will the democrats find unspoken ways to work the issue. finally, gaddafi's fall with not a single u.s. casualty, is more evident that republicans can't hit this democrat as soft on national security. i'm chris matthews. with us today, michael duffy, "time" magazine, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, with two months before voting starts, where's the excitement over the guy who looks like the nominee. see if you detect resignation on the conservative side. >> the conventional wisdom is that romney has the lead and he's the presumptive nominee. >> i would be very, very surprised right now, almost if romney didn't get the nomination. am i being naive here or foolish? >> i think if you had to bet the house on that, you'd win big. chris: this week's associated press poll has romney
, washington, d.c. have all seen the wall street demonstrations. president obama's former green energy advisor, ben jones, compares the protests to the arab spring. >> i think there's an expression exactly the same thing. we had the arab aude aude up. >> this is a piece of the national crisis ben bernanke is talking about. the unemployment rate for september, 9.1%, unchanged from august. in fact, in 27 of the last 29 months, over two years, the unemployment rate has been 9% or higher. question, when will the occupy wall street movement reach critical mass? >> john, i'll be honest, i'm unimpressed with the occupy wall street movement, when we're in the white house we had 300,000 people one month. this is -- >> this is brand-new, though. >> and 531,000 the other month themes are small, getting a lot of publicity. secondly, unlike the anti-war movement which was directed and purposeful in an objective, these people are all over the lot. one said, i want to know what we'll do about student loans. i wondered, is his problem is he didn't get one or doesn't want to pay it back? to the third thing is
for it, if it ever occurs. when we come back, president obama's slip or slur? slip or slur? >> i expect all of you to march with me and press on! >> president obama recently delivered an address at the dinner of the congressional black caucus, the cbc, an organization of 43 black members of congress. president obama's speech gauged a lot of attention, largely because of what mr. obama had intended to be a rallying cry. >> pick up your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes, shake it off! stop complaining! stop grumbling! stop crying! we are -- >> critics accuse the president of using language that deepens any stereotype of black americans as passive, complaining, and or lazy. tv host smiley blasted mr. obama for the perceived slur. he argues mr. obama would never use with lateen, jewish or gay americans. >> would he ever say to our hispanic brothers and sisters on immigration in their concerns, stop gruesome ling? stop crying, stop complaining? did he say to gays and lesbians, top gruesome ling, stop crying no how does he get away with saying this to black folk when he would never
and working on it. could his plus be a plus? while hit isn't it. he does better than barack obama than rick perry or anyone. what's wrong with him? even a outspoken guy from jersey. with us today, "new york" magazine, john hileman and rana foroohar and nia-malika henderson and david ignatius. we have a president and a congress getting no where fixing our generation economic prospects. we have chris christie swooned over for telling a reagan library audience that barack obama has to talk honestly about the big challenges. >> lead on the tough issues by telling your citizens the truth about the depth of our challenges. tell them the truth of the difficulty of the solutions. this is the only effective way to lead america during these troubling times. chris: barack obama is himself giving us a more from the straight from the shoulder approach. >> economies aren't growing as fast as they need to. and that affects us as well. and historically, after financial crises, recessions are deeper and they last longer than after the usual business cycle recessions. chris: americans want realism. they know
rasmussen poll says herman cain would beat president obama if the election were held today. brit hume will analyze. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama and the occupy wall street crowd that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. let's take this step by step. first of all, the people behind the protests are smart. they have designed a plan that deflects the bad economy away from president obama onto greedy wall street people and by extension, the republican party. it works this way: the protesters scream that wall street greed is why the world wide economy is so bad and who supports big business? why, the republicans do. simple, effective, and some in the media have latched on to the theme. the economic disaster in america is not the president's fault. it's the fault of corrupt wall street greed heads. now, whether he knows it or not, president obama lit the fuse for this plan by openly stating that corporations and the wealthy are not paying their fair sh
a reagan library audience that barack obama has to talk honestly about the big challenges. >> lead on the by telling your citizens the truth about the depth ofur approach. about the depth ofur approach. >> economies aren't and historically, ar financial crises, recessions are deeper and they last longer than after the usual business cycle recessions. chris: americans want realism. they know something is different about this downturn. a quarter of the country sees a long-term decline ahead and a third of the country, and the optimismists think it will be more than three years before we start seeing a recovery. rana, this is your piece. tell us what the people are thinking about when we are going to climb out of these bad times. >> we are looking for any light at the end of the tunnel and it's a very long tunnel. it will be three years and the estimation of most of the people we surveyed that we will see any kind of good economic news. young people are honkering down, making the tough choices. chris: what are they doing differently? how this downturn, now that we know it's going to
, has he positioned himself just where a challenger to obama ought to be as close as possible to the middle. and finally, street smart. do the people protesting unfairness have the bull by the horns? with the economy, will the american people hear the attacks on the rich and say you know what, that's pretty much what i think. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time magazine"'s joe klein, the bbc's katty kay, the "washington post" nia-malika henderson and the national joirnl's major garrett. our country is not full of haters and angry desperate people. it's a country between the political 40-yard lines. how is the obama presidency changed the country's thinking? we looked at a side byside of this week's "wall street journal" nbc poll and the same poll four years ago. in a dratdra matic shift, voters on both the far left and far right have moved to the middle. the number of independents has risen during the obama term. up 1% in that time and that's a historically big move. it's an america that fundamentally gets the difficulties confronting president ob
stop crying. >> jon: president obama gives a speech, did his effort hit home or miss to the mark. >> you would never say to the jewish community stop complaining about israel. >> did the media take notice. >> jon: solar gig, fast and furious, anti-bailout ads, are these all real scandals plaguing the white house? do the media know the difference? and 60 minutes resident curmudgeon andy rooney faces his exit. >> each of us face an important question each day of our life, the question is this, should we clean up when we finish or leave it till later? >> on the panel this week writer and fox news contributor, judy miller. national review editor rich lawrie. jim pinkerton, the competitive magazine and most of the alan colmes show on news radio, alan colmes, i'm jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. ♪ >> what do i have to do short of suicide to convince people i'm the not running. i'm not running for president. i'm not going. a zero chance i will. i don't want to run for president. >> you feel in your heart you have no business running. >> i'm not arrogant enough as one year a
ads. plus, we're calling it the scandinavian stimulus. the obama administration issues a loan to a car company, but get this. its production line is overseas. and a revealing book about steve jobs, gives intimate details about his battle with cancer and what he really thought about president obama. "the five" starts right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: complaining already. president obama's job plan, the stripped down $30 billion bill locked in the senate last night. this thing, remember obama said let's break it up so republicans can understand it. you might not understand the big thing but even the $35 billion failed. >> andrea: yeah. i don't think this is a surprise. they knew it would fail. republicans picked off three democrats that are worried about getting re-elected to block the bill. he can't say it's just republicans but this isn't about legislating there is a strategy on the right and mostly the left to pass portion of the bill, particularly a tax on millionaires as a p.r. stunt to get republicans to vote against it and get biden to say if it doesn't get passed, women will get ra
to this campaign, to the obama campaign. they have, they set up dates to see senior administration is the same day they wrote these checks. this smells to me. the administration have given us the transparency we asked for. this administration has told the american public it will be transparent, but it has been very insecure and they have blocked every effort. not only that. when we had the hearing on september 8, it was almost a cookie cutter type of testimony from the different it officials that came before us. general sheldon testified on this issue. he has publicly said they it -- this administration has put pressure on him to change his testimony. this is deplorable. it is ridiculous. i'm ujusjust very concerned. lightsquared is subject to make billions of dollars of pocket, if they could be given the spectrum. the administration is doing everything they can to fast track it through before it has been vetted, before we have any answers about interference with gps. and every expert that we can get and have come before us has told us that gps is definitely going to be affected by lightsquared's
it the scandinavian stimulus. the obama administration issues a loan to a car company, but get this. its production line is overseas. and a revealing book about steve jobs, gives intimate details about his battle with cancer and what he really thought about president obama. "the five" starts right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: complaining already. president obama's job plan, the stripped down $30 billion bill locked in the senate last night. this thing, remember obama said let's break it up so republicans can understand it. you might not understand the big thing but even the $35 billion failed. >> andrea: yeah. i don't think this is a surprise. they knew it would fail. republicans picked off three democrats that are worried about getting re-elected to block the bill. he can't say it's just republicans but this isn't about legislating there is a strategy on the right and mostly the left to pass portion of the bill, particularly a tax on millionaires as a p.r. stunt to get republicans to vote against it and get biden to say if it doesn't get passed, women will get rapeed. >> kimberly: this is not working
. today the coalition led by barack obama helped kill the barack obama helped kill the libyan dictator. it's a major foreign policy victory for the united states and republicans just can't stand it. this is the ed show. let's get to work. >> working in libya with friends and allies, we've demonstrated what collective action can achieve in the 21st century. >> a brutal dictator is dead and republicans can't let president obama take credit. >> let's give credit where credit is due. the french and the british that led on this fight. >> tonight former assistant defense secretary lawrence korbe on the right wing reaction. and new jersey senator bob men endoze what gadhafi's death means for the families of the lockerbie victims. and arrested on sunday. tonight he joins me exclusively. and a right wing operative tries to ambush vice president joe biden and it doesn't go so well for the guy. >> let's get it straight, guys. don't screw around with me. >> we'll play you the rest of the tape. good evening, folks. good you have to with us tonight. eight months after the early stages of a revolution by
releasing new attack ads. plus, we're calling it the scandinavian stimulus. the obama administration issues a loan to a car company, but get this. its production line is overseas. and a revealing book about steve jobs, gives intimate details about his battle with cancer and what he really thought about president obama. "the five" starts right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: complaining already. president obama's job plan, the stripped down $30 billion bill locked in the senate last night. this thing, remember obama said let's break it up so republicans can understand it. you might not understand the big thing but even the $35 billion failed. >> andrea: yeah. i don't think this is a surprise. they knew it would fail. republicans picked off three democrats that are worried about getting re-elected to block the bill. he can't say it's just republicans but this isn't about legislating there is a strategy on the right and mostly the left to pass portion of the bill, particularly a tax on millionaires as a p.r. stunt to get republicans to vote against it and get biden to say if it doesn't get passed, w
america tonight. this is a real issue. it's not to be solved. president obama has failed you on this issue of housing and foreclosures. i will not fail you on this issue. hold on, moms out there. it's not too late. >> dana: one things i noticed, kimberly, as she was speaking and if you look at the audience shots, the women in the audience were nodding and thinking hey, that's the first time someone has really been talking to me. did you notice that? >> kimberly: absolutely. they seemed engaged and intent on what she was saying she's smart. she is checking the numbers, looking at the polls. this is normally a strong poll for the democratic party so she is addressing working moms out there, making purchases that are running households, single moms like myself. i think it was a smart move. it was a moment for her in the te bait that worked. >> bob: demographics in the country, the women who are single mothers and have children, the most exposed economically. >> dana: unmarried women, of the baby-boomer age. >> bob: exactly. taking care of their parents. it's interesting, most of the men who w
. >> president obama and the democrats are portraying you these days as the face of republican obstructionism repeatedly, calling you out by name. >> i would like mr. can'ter to come down here to class and explain what exactly in the jobs bill does he not believe in. what exactly is he opposed to? >> chris: we'll get into the question of what you oppose in the obama jobs bill and what you support in a moment. speaking generally, how do you feel about being the new political villain according to the democrats? >> well, you know, i guess a lot of the folks on the other side of the aisle want to boil this down to personality and it is really not about that. the differences that we have with this president are are policy based and we know in this town, chris, there is a lot of differences right now and i think the people this oftry want to see us try and set aside the differences and come together on the things we can agree on. we agree that the economy is woefully weak. we agree there is too much income disparity in this country. we believe that everyone ought to be lifted up and we ought to be
of "hardball." the great democratic debate. should president obama run for re-election as a passionate progressive? daring to be called radical by his enemies, should he shoot the moon like fdr did in 1936? or should he head closer to the middle, stake out common ground with independents, warning against the radicalism of the right? should he play it shrewd like bill clinton did? think of the stakes if he gets it right he gets four more years to get the economy fully back on track with full employment the norm the country heading forward to greener pastures and bluer skies conning the march toward a cleaner environment, protected climate, more tolerant, fully employed society. if he blows it the tea partiers and neo cons come roaring back into washington emptying out the heritage foundation and american enterprise institute, erecting statues to dick cheney, celebrating the death penalty, elevating torture, ending environmental protection as we know it, breaking unions, punishing gays, starting more wars and enacting one more giant tax cut for the rich or worse. can you think of a more
: senate obama and democrats said you are the face of republican obstructionism calling you out by name. >> i would like mr. caintor to come down here to dallas and explain in the jobs bill does he not public in. >> chris: we'll get into what you oppose in a moment. but speaking generally. how do you feel about eing the new political villian according to the democrats? >> guest: i guess a lot of the folks on the other side of the aisle boils it down to personality. it is not about that. the differences that we have with the president is-based. we know in this town, chris, there is a lot of differences right now. and i think the people of this country want to see us set aside and come together on the things we can agree on. we agree that the economy is wefully we woefully week. we ought to be working on the policies to focus on small businesses. and that's what we are doing going forward. >> chris: we'll look at the president's job's plan blocked in the senate this week. $245 billion in tax cuts in incentives and new spendog infrastructure and aid to states and 62 billion and aid to the
elections. in a new abc news and "washington post" poll thought -- 37% expect president obama to win reelection. republicans believe that their standard bearer, whoever is, will beat the president, and a dwindling majority of democrats, just 58%, expect the president to prevail in winning the iowa straw poll, michele bachmann, has returned to single digits and in the past 30 days, we have witnessed the governor of texas rick perry go from a non-tended to front runner status and probably lose half of his support. he and michele bachmann seeing on a race to the low single digits. interestingly, herman cain, a former ceo of godfather's pizza and president of the national restaurant association seems to be gaining traction and just won the florida straw poll. meanwhile, an announcement is expected during this program on governor chris christie and his intentions. in the house and senate, it is not impossible that republicans could retake the senate and lose the house. it is against this backdrop we have governor haley barbour here today. i'd like to welcome him to the stage. [applause] >
on whether any states that voted for john mccain are likely to support mr. obama next year. and charles krauthammer on who the democratic party will make the primary villain in the election of 2012. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services built o. o'reilly thanks for watching us tonight. president obama spending our money that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. with a number of european countries on the verge of bankruptcy damaging the bankruptcy. attention shifting to the u.s. bankruptcy could be looming here as well. please listen closely to these statistics. in the year 2007, during the bush administration, federal deficit spending was $161 billion. despite the iraq and afghan wars. four years later, four years, under president obama, the deficit spending $1.3 trillion. 8 times as much. now, to be fair, the economy collapsed on bush's watch and both republicans and democrats committed almost a trillion dollars to prop up the economy. as we all know the stimulus spending did not work very w
>>> hoy en el "noticiero telemundo" celebraciÓn y preocupaciÓn, el presidente obama anuncia el fin de la guerra de irak. los sueÑos ahogadas de cientos de miles de damnificados por lluvias en mÉxico. y perseguida una pareja de alabama que mostrÓ compasion hacia los indocumentados. y golazo de telemundo, nos anotamos una victoria en cuanto al mundial de fÚtbol. el "noticiero telemundo" nerviosismo, lori estÁ desde washington con detalles a esta noticia. adelante. >>> buenas tardes, y desde hace meses las fuerzas estuvieron retirando personal, pero el anuncio que hizo obama ya genera controversia, algunos estÁn complacidos, otros preocupados, pero como dijiste, obama dice que Él estÁ cumpliendo con una promesa de campaÑa. >>> desde la casa blanca un emotivo anuncio para miles de familias. >>> el presidente obama confirÓo que las tropas en irak estarÁn de regreso para las fiestas navideÑas, y se pone fin a la guerra que durÓ mÁs de 9 aÑos, comenzÓ con el objetivo de derrocar a sadam hussein, y seÑalado de poseer armas de destrucciÓn masiva. una guerra que dividiÓ a
to challenge president obama, among them, rick perry and mitt romney, each gave high-profile speeches today. >> our at that point, electability does become a bigger factor in people's minds. john kerry overdoing howard dean thinking he would be a tougher candidate against president bush. >> and i think some of the volatility in the primary is contributing to something we're not seeing, which is when the field will clear out. >> nobody is dropping out. >> nobody's quitting even though we know they cannot compete. there's only three or four of them on the stage who will have the financial resources to actually compete. gwen: but if you're rick santorum, a couple of weeks ago, you were sitting in the men's room talking to herman cain and were complaining that no one invited you to debate. now cain is getting his moment. why drop out if you're rick santorum? >> i think that's what's driving this phenomena in this cycle. bachmann had her moment, perry had a moment. now cain has a moment. if you're rick santorum, you think, hey, i'm next. >> or jon huntsman. everybody can look and say there may b
♪♪ >>> en el "noticiero telemundo" braciÓn preocupaciÓn, el presidente obama anuncia el f de la guerra de ira eÑos ahogadase cientos de miles de damnificados por lluvias en mÉxico. y pena pareja de a que mostrÓ co hacia los ados. y go de telemundo anotam u victoria en cuant al mundial dtbol. el "noticiero telemundo"comienza ya. >>> "noticiero telemundo" con josÉ dÍaz balart. >>> buenas tardes. y losso de estados en irak estarÁn en casa para ar n en casa, obama dijo que etirarÁ las mÁs de 39 mil tropas d poniÉndole punto final a un conflicto beli aÑos. empezÓ el 20 de marzo del 2003 cobrÓ 4469 vidasestadounidense heridas a mÁs de mil militares, y costÓ mÁs de 700 mil millones de dÓ el presidente obama dijo que cumple con la promesa que hizo hace dos aÑos y tambiÉn hay nerviosismo, lori estÁ washingt dalles a esta noticia. ad >>> buenas y desde hace meses las fuerzas estuvieron do personal pero anuncio que hizo oba ya genera controversia, algunos esta complacidos, otrospreocupados, omo dijiste, obama dice Él estÁ culiendo con una e cam
opening theme compared president obama to hitler on a news program earlier in the day. we'll have that clip a little bit later. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> president obama heads to texas today in support of his american jobs act. in an interview yesterday the president acknowledges he faces a tough campaign with so many americans still struggling in a tough economy. >> i don't think they're better off than they were four years ago. they're not better off than they were before lehmans collapsed, before this extraordinary recession we're going through. i think what we've seen is that we've been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy, but the unemployment rate is still way too high. that's why it's so critical for us to make sure that we are taking every action we can take to put people back to work. >> those remarks come as new abc news/"washington post" poll show the americans feel his chances of returning to the white house are slim. 37% feel president obama will be re-elected. among republicans, 83% feel their
." and hello again from fox news in washington. on friday, president obama announced he will keep a campaign promise and bring all u.s. troops home from iraq by the end of the year. earlier we spoke with secretary of state hillary clinton in uzbekistan about iraq and the death of muammar qaddafi. >> secretary clinton the u.s. commander in iraq wanted upwards of 15,000 troops in iraq next year. the white house talked about three to five thousand. why is president obama pulling out of our troops out? >> chris, i think we should put this into the appropriate historical context. first of all, president obama said that combat troops would leave iraq by the end of this year. but before he ever said that, the bush administration also committed to withdrawing all troops by the end of this year. so you have a bipartisan commitment to withdraw combat troops and that was viewed as appropriate given the development of the iraqi security forces. but we always made clear we were open to discussions with the iraqis if they wanted some kind of continuing presence. and what we have agreed to is a support and
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